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Controversial pesticide 2,4-D deemed not ‘dangerous’, but still banned in Quebec
BARRIE McKENNA
From Friday’s Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, May. 26, 2011 8:38PM EDT
Last updated Thursday, May. 26, 2011 8:49PM EDT
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Quebec has acknowledged, in a settlement of a pivotal NAFTA trade case, that a controversial pesticide it banned in 2006 doesn’t pose a significant risk to humans or the environment.
But the settlement isn’t likely to put the 2,4-D back on store shelves any time soon in Quebec …

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The details have yet to emerge, but Dow AgroSciences says it has settled a NAFTA challenge case with Ottawa over the pesticide 2,4-D. As part of agreement, a victory for the company, the government of Quebec has agreed to a statement saying the pesticides used chemical does “not pose an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment.”